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How To Make Money Online Selling Great Gifts - NO INVENTORY OR OUTLAY!
Open Your Own Online Store
Have you ever thought about making a product at home that you could market online and sell for a profit?
Maybe you've dismissed the idea in the past because you couldn't afford to put up any outlay, or because you don't have the storage space to keep a bulky inventory of product?
Well, that's okay. Check out Cafepress.com!
Imagine designing your own unique gifts from the comfort of your own home, using nothing more than a computer, the internet, and a Paypal account to receive your commissions.
Within 1 hour, you could have your own e-store, selling up to 250 completely original and different products, and be in a position to make 10% commission or more on your sales. You won't have to spend a penny!
If you have some great photos on your computer, which most people have, then you too can start designing and selling some great gifts TODAY!
Or perhaps you are a budding artist with some ideas for original logos, designs or artwork that would look fabulous on a t-shirt, a mug, a pair of earrings or as a framed print. All you need is a good quality original image on your computer in the form of a .JPG or .PNG file. The better your image, the better your products will look (meaning you will make more money).
How Does Cafepress Work?
With Cafepress, you simply sign up for a free account and then you can get started straight away by opening your first shop.
You have 2 options:-
- Open a Basic Shop which gives you have the ability to sell over 250 products in a simple one-page shop. The Basic Shop is totally free and requires no technical or design skills whatsoever!
- Open a Premium Shop if you are very serious about making money! You can customize your shopping experience even further for just $4.99 per month.
To start off your online business, sign up for a Basic Shop and Cafepress will talk you through the steps you need to upload your first image and then turn it into great gifts.
The first online store I opened with Cafepress was "Grace Bay Sunset"; I uploaded a photograph that I took of a beautiful sunset over Grace Bay beach whilst on vacation in the Turks and Caicos last year.
Once my photo was uploaded, I was able to sell it as a framed print, posters, magnets, t-shirts, mugs, pajamas, hats...even ipad and iphone cases!
Remember, there are over 250 products to choose from, and you have complete control over which products you want to sell in your shop.
In fact, the possibilities are huge with Cafepress because if you have more images that you would like to use, you can open as many basic shops as you like, and still not have any outlay!
The second online store I opened is called "Grand Cayman Flowers"; I uploaded a photograph of my wedding bouquet that I had laid down in the sand, on the beach of the Grand Cayman. I had great fun designing bags, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other great gifts to put in my "Grand Cayman Flowers" online store.
Set Your Own Commissions
You can choose to set your own commissions, or you can have Cafepress determine a commission level for you. For example, you are given a base price for each product and then you can choose to set the retail price at 10%, 20% or more above the base. Any money you make over and above the base price is paid to your Paypal account as commission. If you're not sure what level to set your retail price at, don't worry because there are several easy options to choose from.
Cafepress will then take care of your Customers' orders, manufacture your products, ship them worldwide, and accept payment on your behalf. They even provide all the Customer Service, including any returns!
Promote Your Online Shop and Make Money
Cafepress gives you the option to provide tags in exactly the same way as Hubpages does. Assigning tags describing what your online store is selling will promote your online business by allowing the search engines to pick up your unique URL.
Tell all your friends and family about your new online gift store and start making money right away!